Our Mission

DeSoto Private School & Day Care Center, Inc. is located at 301 E. Beltline Road in DeSoto, Texas, located 15 miles from downtown Dallas.  DeSoto is a progressive community in Southwest Dallas with a small-town feeling, rich in diversity and cultural arts. 

DeSoto Private School is a private school offering classes for 3 Year Old Preschool, 4 Year Old Kindergarten, 5 Year Old Kindergarten, and 1st through 6th Elementary Grades.   Students come from DeSoto and the neighboring cities of Lancaster, Cedar Hill, Ovilla, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Grand Prairie, Glenn Heights, Duncanville, and Dallas.

DeSoto Private School opened its doors in August 1972.  Through the years, additions were made to the building & playground, and the purchase of the shopping center next door led to new classrooms, a library, a fine arts room, a computer lab, and a living science lab.  The school has evolved over the years to a SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) nationally accredited private school with an advanced and challenging curriculum serving children ages 3 through sixth grade.

The goal at DeSoto Private School is to provide the finest educational program possible for preschool and elementary age children and to generate a true excitement for learning. DeSoto Private School has established itself as a strong academic school with a dedicated staff and a devoted network of parents and alumni. It also provides extended day care hours before and after school. 

In order to operate a successful day care program and private school, it takes knowledge and experience in child development and a passionate dedication to the process of individualized learning.  As owners and administrators of DeSoto Private School, Kenneth and Carolyn Larson, along with their children Lee and Kelle, have mirrored and shared this knowledge and dedication for over 45 years. 

You are invited to visit and tour DeSoto Private School.  Before a child can be enrolled, parents are required to attend a parent orientation and consultation.  It is essential that parents fully understand that the program is based solidly on the needs of each child, and, along with active parental support, it seeks to help develop each child to his or her potential.

There is an atmosphere of excitement at DeSoto Private School – a feeling that learning can be fun and full of discovery.  Call today for an appointment and experience the excitement firsthand!

DeSoto Private School is a Member of the SACS CASI

Since 2000 we are members of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.

Our Mission

Mission Statement   Our mission at DeSoto Private School is to provide each child with a strong educational foundation enriched with the values of citizenship, discipline, respect, and love so that they may successfully fulfill their life-long learning goals with commitment, self confidence, and pride.

Vision Statement
DeSoto Private School has a passionate commitment to fostering and promoting the academic, social, and emotional growth of each child by providing an educational experience enhanced with opportunities for character development, leadership, teamwork, and discovery. Our staff celebrates the unique talents and gifts of each child that walks through our doors, and we endeavor to be sensitive to the needs of each special family. Through our guidance, understanding, and discipline, we strive to encourage feelings of self worth and personal dignity in all our students so that this positive spirit may ensure them a bright future.8 basic core beliefs that were the basis for forming our Mission Statement.